Monday, 15 October 2007

Christmas Mystery and The Winner!

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day


I am finally caught up with part 10 of Chatelaine Christmas Mystery IV. I managed to stitch this part with no mistakes so was happy I didn't have to frog like I did last time. The only thing I struggled with at first was the big speciality stitch in the middle of the star as I couldn't see the numbers on the diagram so I had to enlarge it in Adobe and print it out again:) I am still unsure about this mystery but it is growing on me now that my eyes aren't drawn to the little girl so much! Two more parts to go and it'll be done! I can't believe there's only two more parts! So that is part 10 there on the right and below is how it looks all together!

For those of you who asked I've taken a picture of my Just Nan wall but as you will see I have no room for more, as there is a wall unit in the way, so may just have to sneak round to the next wall!!! There are not that many there but what there is there is proof of how much I love her designs! I do prefer the band samplers to the others that she does and hope to do more of them in the future, for all I only have two more in my stash at present:)

I have had two nights stitching on PC Serendipity and love this middle part! I have had to frog a couple of times because I did some of the speciality stitches in the wrong colour, then last night I did some in the wrong direction so had to frog again:) Then I realised I'd frogged the wrong ones so I cursed a little and DH said he didn't know why I bothered stitching as I seemed to spend as much time taking it out as I do stitching! Just shows how much notice he takes and I truly think he thinks my hobby is a waste of time. Yes well Mister it's better than slobbing in front of the TV every night and falling asleep! Sorry just feeling that way out today and I may end up fighting with myself!

Now to the winner of my Rose flanged pillow! This morning I wrote all your names on paper and popped them in a tin and picked out a winner and that person is.............................................. LYNN Congratulations Lynn! I think I have your address so will get the pillow in the post to you sometime this week. I do hope you like it:) I do wish you all could've won but I will be doing something similar for my blogoversary in 29 days! LOL!

As you may notice by the banner at the top of my post today is Blog Action Day. I had actually forgotten about this until I saw it on Nicki's blog. We really must try to all do our little bit to save our Earth as every little bit can help. We can help by turning the thermostat on our heating down a little, recycling as much as we can, switching off lights when we leave a room instead of leaving the house lit up like Blackpool illuminations etc etc! We only have one planet so let's do our bit and keep it beautiful for our children's children and all future generations:)

It's half term here next week and I think the girls will be very relieved! Jess has had a very busy time in 6th Form and will be glad of the rest, although she will, no doubt, have homework and studying to do, and Abi is still trying to fight off this throat infection. She does seem a bit brighter in herself but her voice still hasn't come back so I just don't know what we're going to do. She finished the further 3 day course of antibiotic yesterday so will give it a couple of days then I think she's going to have to go back to the doctors. It's so hard to hear what she is trying to say and I often get it wrong much to her disgust!

It looks like there could be an end to the postal strikes here but I won't hold my breath! There are still some wildcat strikes going on in London and Liverpool and guess where some of my HAED charts went? Yep London! I don't think Tina has got them yet and I don't think the lady up in Scotland has got hers either. Keeping my finger's crossed that they arrive safely very soon.

As always thank you all for taking the time out to come visit and read my blog:) {{{{hugs}}}}

17 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh Sally, thank you soooo much XXX
I don't usualy win any thing and I'm so thrilled to be able to own one of your wonderful stitching/finishings :)
I hope Abi gets better soon, try some honey on a tsp 4 times a day, it's natures antibiotic ;)

Louanne said...

WOW! The mystery is looking awesome! The star close up is just stunning! --- Your Just Nan wall is impressive! --- Congrats to Lynn! How nice! --- Sending healing hugs out for that nasty throat infection!

BeckySC said...

I am loving your Mystery :) WOW!!
Congratulatons to Lynn :)
I hope you feel better VERY, VERY soon!!
((hugs))

Paula said...

Congrats to Lynn for winning your comp......

I love the Chrsitmas Mystery Sally wonder what the next 2 pieces will be......

WOW your Just Nan wall is fantastic....I'm sure you'll fit a few more in there!!! lol

Hugs and happy stitching...

Mindi said...

Those stars on Christmas Mystery are gorgeous, and definitely make the design a lot nicer. I'm really curious what the last 2 parts will be, and anxious to see it finished.

Karan said...

WTG Lynn - congratulations!

Love your JN wall, so many beautiful pieces, & the Mystery is coming on well.
Next time DH comments like that just ask him why he thinks it's called CROSS stitch! ;0)

Andrea said...

Love the JN wall. The mystery sampler is looking great too.

Teejay said...

What a gorgeous wall! I'm so jealous, lol. I love Just Nan as you might have gathered by now. I have no place to put them though, I sold a few on ebay a year ago. But now I am inspired to find a place and then stitch some more. The ones I have are in tuck pillows or sudberry boxes on my shelves. I love the way you did the banners. I also love the way mystery chatelaine is turning out!

jane said...

Love your JN wall Sally - it looks stunning.

Ranae said...

Wow! That JN wall is great.
I am loving the mystery stitch.
Congrats! to Lynn, lucky duck!

Gill said...

I love your JN wall! I like her stuff too, though I haven't done many.

I think Martina made a mistake releasing the parts with the little girl first as it put a lot of people off, but as you say your eye isn't drawn to it so much now there's a bit more to the design. :)

Julie said...

Congrats Lynn on your win and congrats Sally on perservering with the mystery. Your JN wall looks a bit full maybe you should send me the charts you've not stitched yet LOL

monique said...

wow! What a neat JN wall! Your mystery is very pretty, too :)

Jaimie said...

I love the Mystery and the star is beautiful! Great work! Congrats to Lynn. The Just Nan wall is gorgeous!

Hazel said...

The mystery is looking fab. Congrats to Lynn. xx

Mylene said...

Your Mystery Sampler is looking great, Sally. And WOW! What a beautiful wall hangings.

Michelle said...

Your Mystery is really coming along. Those stars are gorgeous! Love you Just Nan wall - impressive how many you've stitched!!